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Mussels Myths Debunked | POPSUGAR Food


Oct 29, 2008 ... If mussels are open before they've been cooked (and don't close up tightly when tapped), then they're dead, and not fresh enough to eat under ...

Tips for cooking mussels - Washington Post


Aug 17, 2010 ... Farmed and wild mussels should be rinsed just before cooking. Yank off any whiskers or ... Set an open mussel on the counter and give it a tap.

How To Cook Mussels - Green Lipped Mussel Oil


Before cooking check for mussels that are open. Mussels with open shells may be dead and therefore dangerous to eat. To be sure they are dead and not just ...

How To Clean Mussels - Allrecipes Dish


Also, discard any mussel that is open. The mussels should be ... Mussels Recipes. 2. Just before cooking, soak your mussels in fresh water for about 20 minutes.

How to Buy and Clean Mussels: 8 Steps (with Pictures)


Though simple to cook, just steam them for a... ... Bypass mussels that have their shells open and that will not close. An open shell itself does not mean the ...

Seafood: Is it safe to eat a mussel if the shell didn't open at all while ...


Therefore I would assert that if mussels are open prior to cooking (and don't immediately close when tapped) they must be thrown away. But what about mussels ...

Mussel myth an open and shut case › Dr Karl's Great Moments In ...


Oct 29, 2008 ... Nick Ruello found that 1.9 per cent of mussels opened early. These mussels opened before they had been cooked long enough to kill any ...

How To Cook Mussels on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from ...


Jul 7, 2014 ... Also discard any mussels that don't open after cooking. ... Follow this simple advice: before cooking, shells closed; after cooking, shells open.



Jul 29, 2013 ... Mussels are alive, and you want them alive when you cook them. ... Squeeze the open mussels with your fingers or tap the ones that are open ...

"Until Clams Open" - Chowhound


Jun 29, 2013 ... If you steam clams or mussels, or cook them with pasta, the safe rule is to ... Remember, too, to toss any clams that are open before you cook ...

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How to cook mussels | BBC Good Food


Discard the ones that remain open, or any that are damaged (they have ... Consuming mussels that have perished before cooking can cause food poisoning.

mussels won't close after cleaning. Always discard? - Food52


Is it always necessary to throw out open mussels that will not close after .... bit of advice--don't remove the byssal threads (the beard) until just before cooking.

How To Prepare Fresh Mussels Like A Boss - Huffington Post


Jul 16, 2015 ... But before you start cooking, there a few things you need to know about ... The mussels should open between five and seven minutes.